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happened in and around the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, the night four americans were killed, including the u.s. ambassador. aman mohadin is in benghazi once again for us tonight. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. well, the investigation into the killing of the americans here in benghazi intensifies. today there was a powerful message for greater unity in the region as protests continued against the american-made anti-islam preliminary. ♪ >> reporter: a prayer for peace in the heart of the middle east. pope benedict holding sunday mass in front of 300,000 worshippers. his message? reconciliation and tolerance. but there was little of either today as the demonstrations continued. also in lebanon today hundreds took to the streets in an anti-american protest. in pakistan hundreds of protesters clashed with police after demonstrators broke through a barrier near the u.s. consulate in karachi. protesters set american flags on fire. more than 100 people were arrested in paris while hundreds more gathered today in london. in tunisia where the protests were the most
christopher stevens at the u.s. embassy compound in benghazi, libya, new reporting tonight on the security situation before the fatal attack. >> reporter: today, the burned out consulate in benghazi is sealed off, and security is tight. but why was there not more security the night that four americans were killed over the weekend, the ambassador, susan rice claims, there was a strong security presence at the consulate. >> we had security personnel in benghazi, a significant number, and tragically, must be the four were two u.s. security personnel. >> reporter: but other sources contradict that account, saying the two former seals, glenn dougherty and tyrone woods, who saved lives were not in libya to provide personal security for the ambassador or for consulate personnel and u.s. officials say consulate security consisted of a u.s. regional security officer and a local militia, known as the february 17th group, which guarded the outpost. chris stevenss often had little security detail >> the security there was very low, i would characterize it as no security whatsoever. shocking and irresp
at the consulate in benghazi, the militia is not under the president's control. here's our report tonight. >> reporter: taking advantage of growing outrage many libyans hold responsible for the attack, the president's president issued an ultimatum giving militias 48 hours to put down their weapons and disband. this just days after protesters stormed the consulate in benghazi. while u.s. officials have praised the attack on ben began gas si. in an interview with the "new york times," egypt's president defended his government's slow response to the attack, telling the paper, quote, we can never condone this kind of violence, but we need to deal with the situation wisely. responding to president obama's recent remarks that he didn't consider them an ally. in a message he's likely to echo this week, he said it's up to the united states to repair relations with the arab world. >>> now to nbc's education nation, our ongoing in depth looking at the challenge of americas schools and the possible solutions. the education summit began today. that's where rehema ellis is tonight. >> reporter: accord
city, benghazi, but benghazi was unable to protect him. >> reporter: libyan authorities and the fbi are cooperating, but libya is running the investigation into stevens' death. >> these are not the people who were demonstrating for democracy and overthrowing gadhafi. these are the people that were the losers, the al qaeda-type elements that are seeking to overthrow what has been achieved. >> reporter: meantime anti-american protests around the region continue with some countries untiebl protect our embassies. >> we have governments that had a lot of will to protect us, but may have overestimated the capability of the forces that they had around and had to augment. >> reporter: for now our embassy in kabul is closed. americans are urged not to travel to afghanistan or stay away from crowds if they're already there. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> the time now 4:40. let's check in with rob mayeda to tell us what's happening. tuesday, another cool start and more clouds. >> it's not what you would expect this time of year, we've been talking about the last few days of summer and
of national intelligence now says the attack in benghazi was deliberate and organized. some of those involved, he says, were linked to groups affiliated with or sympathetic to al qaeda. it's a big change from the administration's original claim. >> what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> reporter: now the republican chairman of the house homeland security committee says ambassador rice should step down. >> either she's intentionally misleading the american people and she should resign for that, or she's unqualified to be u.n. ambassador and she got the facts as wrong as she did and she should resign for that. >> reporter: but the white house's ambassador rice was simply offering the best information available at the time. pete williams, nbc washington. >>> prosecutors say before james holmes went on that deadly shooting rampage in a colorado movie theater, he had been barred from the university of colorado for threatening a professor. court documents are raising questions about why campus police did not rep
of the u.s. consulate in benghazi, site of a deadly ambush on tuesday at that killed four u.s. officials including u.s. ambassador and bay area native chris stevens. security remains tight around the facility. the libyan president tells nbc news that the assault was premeditated and partly carried out by foreigners. >>> another insider attack in afghanistan. the third in three days. four u.s. service members killed in early morning attack believed to involve afghan police in southern afghanistan. nato says at least one afghan officer opened fire on nato troops at a remote checkpoint and that brings the total number of those killed this week by afghans turning on their allies to six. meantime, in eastern afghanistan, officials say 45 insurgents and eight civilians were killed in an overnight strike. >>> we'll find out today whether 350,000 students in chicago will return to the classroom monday. teachers union delegates are set to vote today whether to suspend a massive week long strike. officials from the union and school district met until late last night to work out the exact language
for essential personnel. and the fbi not yet able to get into benghazi where the u.s. wants to know exactly what happened, who was behind the deaths of our ambassador and three other u.s. state department employees there. susan rice, the u.n. ambassador, said they had no warning of an imminent attack but extremists with weapons readily available in libya just showed up at these demonstrations. that's not what we're hearing from the libyan national congress. the head of that says this is a well-planned attack. foreigners who came into libya for months had planned this attack. meantime in afghanistan, as you mentioned, we've had two attacks with six u.s. soldiers killed. those so-called insider attacks, because they're believed to have been perpetrated by the very afghan forces we're supposed to be training. laura. >> very interesting. thank you. >>> new this morning, time to talk a little baseball. the a's have 16 games left in the regular season. they currently sit atop the american league wild card race, but that's good news, hardly a guarantee for a playoff spot but it's not stopping the team
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